Thursday, November 22, 2012

Holiday Lane Blog Hop

Holiday Lane Blog Hop has started!!

Thanks Pauline and Mdm Samm for Hosting another great HOP!!
 
When I saw a picture of this cute "little" pillow, I knew I wanted to join.
so I got the pattern and looked at my fabrics.
I actually didn't have any or hardly any Christmas fabrics, then I remembered this tree skirt I started making (top done) and I had plenty of scraps left over.
 
So more untradtional colors and fabrics.
 
Here's all the pieces cut out.
 
The main part sewn together

 
And applique pieces ironed on, now since I chose a white background the white snow on the houses, blend it together, even though it's a different white.

 
Here I sewed the borders on and appliqued everything, it's hard to tell, but I button hole stitched around the windows, doors and trees, then did a tiny running stitch on the snow- all in a matching light blue thread (look at pics at the bottom of this post)

 
Here it's easier to see. And do you see the size of this pillow??

 
After I stuffed it I had to sew the flange closed, the outer edge was not too hard, but the inner part WAS! not easy on the machine, but I managed and it looks great :-)
 
I didn't quilt the pillow BTW, I just didn't feel like it.

 
Here is the pillow on my daughter's bed and without flash you see the outline of me :-) HI!! oopsie

 
Here the flash is on.

 
And my daughter wanted to sleep with it right away.

 
Here's a look at the back

 
a few close ups of the front
 

 
 
Here's a list of the other participants today.
 


Thursday November 22
 

 
 Have fun looking at more pillows!!
 

84 comments:

Agnes B Bullock said...

Do you have enough scraps to make me one? Then I can enter it on the 30th when my entry posts!

Connie said...

What a precious pillow Bea and it looks like it matches the colors of the quilt on the wall in your daughter's room! What neat fabrics!

Judy B said...

Love the use of the non traditional fabrics! Thank you for sharing

Martina said...

This looks so great in those fabrics! Lovely and so cheerful!

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh its lovely - I love the colours and patterns you have used.

tink's mom said...

Love your color choices, and such a cute model too. Will it get to spend the Christmas season on her bed? It does look lovely there.

Theresa said...

What a gorgeous pillow, I think the fabrics that you've chosen make a wonderful wintery scene and your daughter looks thrilled to bits with it :D

Kirsten Bøttcher said...

Hej Bea.
Sikke en skøn blog du har fået lavet. Det ser rigtig godt ud.
Skønne huse. I kan bare derover vest på.
Knus fra Danmark

Pauline said...

What a great Holiday Lane you made, I love the colors and fabric. Your daughter is a lucky girl with this display of winter fun on her bed!
Thanks for sharing.

Nati said...

Very cute, I really like the colours you used, very original! thanks for sharing!

Britt-Inger said...

Your Holiday Lane is awesome with the colors that you have chosen. Thanks for sharing

charlotte said...

What a great color way!! Nice job!

thethimbleroom said...

Love the fabric line you used!

Lyndsey said...

What a great pillow. The colours look lovely and your daughter seems very pleased with it.

InGa said...

Very nice pillow, even with other colors. Thanks for sharing.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Job well done and your daughter proves that!! Love how it plays with the colors of the room! Great job!

Robin said...

Wow, those scraps were a great idea! I love the non-traditional fabric. They make the pillow so much more fun. Great job!

Celtic Thistle said...

You are a better woman than me! I had to hand stitch the opening closed I just couldn't get it close enough to the needle :) Love your pillow.

Madame Samm said...

Oh Bea. what a delightful pillow and your daughter certainly looks like she embraces it too...I adore your color choice for fabric...mmmm others will too today..go take a peak..

Michele said...

Just perfect! Love the colors. You sure are in a "blue" mood these days.

giddy99 said...

Lovely color and fabric choices!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Delightful pillow....great color

Melinda said...

Love your nontraditional colors!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Bea this is simply wonderful! I love the blues and I have a couple of friends who'd fight you for it - they are what I call my "blue friends" because they love it so much. :) blessings, marlene

Kate said...

Your pillow is quite lovely (so is your daughter. Nice change from the traditional.

Mommarock said...

Super cute~ Great fabric choices!!

Rosa said...

I want one.It`s just fabulous and love your fabrics choice!!

Cindy Staub said...

Cute pillow! It looks so lovely on the bed!

Debbie said...

Adorable. Love the greens and blues. Perfect for a little girls room. Thanks for the inspiration!

Patty D from NC said...

Nicely done - I can see why your (cute) daughter likes it.

memmens said...

It's lovely well done, love your fabric choices

Abbigail said...

We'll have a blue, blue Christmas! I couldn't help but think of that song "Blue Christmas" but in no way does it make me sad! It's so bright and cheerful in the fabrics you chose! Wonderful job!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Vivian said...

Your pillow is my favorite out of all of them. I love the colors. Good job. It looks very Christmasy to me.

Julia said...

Very cute pillow! Your daughter is one lucky person.

the girlfriend gap said...

I love happy faces. It is perfectly lovely. thanks for sharing in the hop. janita

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved the super cute fabrics you chose!!

Carla said...

It turned out beautiful!

Just Carol said...

Your pillow is beautiful...I love the colors! Your daughter looks quite comfy on her pillow.

pinsandneedles said...

Love the colors! The snowman and snowflake fabrics are fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

http://tubakk.blogg.no/ said...

Congratulations on being on the top 3 list! This pillow is almost like a sweet cake.

Angie said...

I LOVE your pillow in it's 'untraditional' colors---no wonder your daughter wanted to lay her little head on it---it's adorable. :) Happy Thanksgiving.

Kathy said...

Very cute. I really like the fabric choices. Nice job!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your pillow is adorable, the blues are gorgeous. :)

Needled Mom said...

It looks wonderful. Great job!

Chris said...

Nice color choices.....fun pillow!

Sandy said...

Fantastic, love the fabric!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Sweet pillow! Love the choice of fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

JanesQuilting said...

That is gorgeous, I can see why your daughter wanted to sleep with it right away. It looks so inviting. I like the way you put the edge on. Thank you for sharing.

Lyn said...

very nice! Thanks

Janet said...

Very cute Bea! Love your colours.

Beth said...

What a cute pillow! Thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

I love your choice of fabrics...great job. See you on November 26th...my day. Happy Thanksgiving!

Melody said...

Really lovely

Annette said...

Love the shades of blue you used and it looks like it's a keeper
thanks for sharing
in stitches

Scrapatches said...

Love your color choices ... :) Pat

Linda said...

What a beautiful color variation! I love what you did!

Mary said...

Love your pillow. It really turned out great.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hej Bea,
din puder er bare så flot, du har helt sikkert fortjent at den blev valgt til Top 3 of the day, tillykke!
Skønne farver, jeg kan godt forstå, at din datter er vild med puden.
Ha´ det godt!

evelyn said...

I love this. Snowmen are a favorite of mine, they look great as house fabric. Lucky daughter!

Debi said...

Your pillow is wonderful and love the "untraditional" colors! Thanks so much for sharing.

LJ said...

Hey, that's a wonderful pillow and I love the different color combination. Thanks for the close-ups of the stitching. I had no idea the pillow was so large until yesterday when the hop started. Your pictures really tell that story!

Teresa in Music City said...

Great job Bea! I love your fabrics for a really different look :*)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What a fun color combo Bea...love your pillow!! Thanks for sharing :o)

BizyStitches said...

Ive enjoyed looking at all the talents you ladies have shared. Thanks

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Isn't it nice when we make something and someone loves it! Great job!

Sue said...

Pretty pillow, glad your daughter likes it, I hope she let's you borrow it for Christmas?
Happy Christmas!

Quilt n Queen said...

Bea...what a delight to see the pillow in non traditional colors. You will be able to use the pillow all winter and not for just the holiday season...I love it and I have some of that same fabric in my stash. Great job Bea and thanks for your commitment and for sharing your time and inspiration with us during this Holiday Lane hop. Happy Thanksgiving, Pauline

Ellie Q said...

Great color palette! So glad your daughter loves the pillow!

barbara woods said...

i love your pillow

Snoodles said...

Your pillow is adorable! Great job!

SIMPLESEW said...

I dont know who is the prettiest, the pillow or the model

Judy said...

Thanks for sharing your pillow. I can see how much your daughter loves it!!

Anna said...

Love, love, love your fabric choices!

Denise :) said...

Super job! It's quite adorable! :)

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

What a fun version, that is a cute collection of snow fabrics!!! It turned out great. Seeing it on the bed makes me wish I had made one twice as wide to fit across the big bed!! will just have to make another. :)

Sallie said...

What a great gift for your daughter! Thanks for participating in the hop!

JCnNC said...

... and you made it your own. Wonderful job. Judy C

Carrie P. said...

I love your blue version and your daughter looks very happy. She can dream of snow and Christmas!

Wendy said...

I love your non-traditional cushion! the colours are great

gpc said...

I love it done in blues! Very pretty!

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

Your pillow looks like it was made especially for your daughter's bedroom. I love the colors.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
Just beautiful love the blue and the green together! Your daughter is adorable too. What a sweetie to model for the hop! :-)
I love the backing fabric!
Thank you for sharing your creativity

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!!! Your pillow is beautiful and I love the colors you used!!!

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!